Einblatt! August 1997


30 July The new Borders Books, Music and Cafe store, 800 W. 78th St., Richfield, MN 55423, at 7:30pm, will host a joint appearance / discussion / autographing by Lois McMaster Bujold, Peg Kerr, Elise Matthesen, Joel Rosenberg, and Patricia C. Wrede. FFI: 869-6245.

2 Aug Minn-StF at Laramie Sasseville's, 2pm on, 3236 Cedar Ave. S., 721-6076, Smoking outside & on porch, rabbit, not childproof.

2 Aug Diversicon meeting, 2pm on, East Lake Library, 2727 E. Lake St. Mpls., Topics: D5 postmortem, D6 hotel, special guest preliminary nominations. FFI: Eric, 825-9353.

New Moon 3 Aug New Moon 3:14am.

4 Aug Arcana meeting, 7:30pm, O’Gara’s, Selby & Snelling Ave. St. Paul. Topic: Minnesota Fantasy Award. FFI: Eric, 835-9353.

8-10 Aug CONFLUENCE '97 GoH: Steven Brust. Memb: $20 until 6/30/97, $28 after. PO Box 3681, Pittsburgh, PA 15230-3681; 412- 344-0236, parsec-home@netcom.com , http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/roboman/Confluence97.html.

9 Aug Stipple-Apa collation, 2pm, Cat Whisker Ranch, 1735 Rome Avenue, Saint Paul, home of Judie Cilcain. FFI: 699-7676 9 Aug Arts Bee (a gathering for people who want some company while working on arts and/or crafts projects) 1pm and going all afternoon, at the home of Laramie Sasseville, 3236 Cedar Avenue South FFI: 721-6076

10 Aug Minicon 33 meeting, 2pm, Painter Park Building, 34th & Lyndale Ave S Mpls. FFI: exec@minicon33.mnstf.org .

16 Aug Arts Bee (a gathering for people who want some company while working on arts and/or crafts projects) 1pm and going all afternoon, at the home of Laramie Sasseville, 3236 Cedar Avenue South FFI: 721-6076

17 Aug Monthly Filk Circle, 6pm, at the home of Laramie Sasseville, 3236 Cedar Avenue South FFI: 721-6076

Full Moon 18 Aug Full Moon 5:55am.

20 Aug Minicon surveys due. Please return your completed survey to Dean Gahlon if you haven't yet. Phase 2—calling people we haven't heard from—will begin after Thursday's Minn-stf Board meeting.

21 Aug Minn-StF Board meeting, 7pm, at Eileen Lufkin's (3rd floor, Courts of Chaos, 2609 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis).

25 Aug Einblatt! Deadline, 10pm sharp!

25 Aug Speculations Readings Series, Eleanor Arnason, 6:30pm, DreamHaven Books, 912 W. Lake St. Mpls. FFI: Greg, 872-6926; Eric, 825-9353.

28 Aug–1 Sep LoneStarCon 2, the 1997 Worldcon. PO Box 27277, Austin, TX 78755-2277, vox 512-472-9944, fax 512-472-4290, http://www.io.com/~lsc2. $135 until 31 July 1997.

31 Aug Second Foundation, works of Nicola Griffith. 2pm on, Eric Heideman’s, 3142 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls. FFI: 825-9353.


The reading period for Tales of the Unanticipated #19 (a general, non-theme issue) is 1-Sep through 1-Oct 1997. For guidelines write Tales of the Unanticipated, P.O. Box 8036, Minneapolis MN 55408, or call Eric, 825-9353.

The Rivendell Group is tentatively meeting to discuss New Fantasy & SF reference/resource books with Denny Lien in late August, probably either on the 23rd or the 30th (check with the hotline, uncertain as of press time). The meeting will be at Marianne Hageman's and Mike Dorn's, 2965 Payne Ave., Little Canada.

Mark ( MadmanRi@aol.com ) and Hillarie ( HRiley@crc-online.com ) Riley announce the birth of Morgan Samuel Riley on 7/25. Anyone who wants to call may reach them at: (612) 767-3339 access code 0611.

The Minicon Exec recommendation group (Minicon 33 Exec plus previous Exec members) expects to recommend the Minicon 34 Exec to the Minn-stf Board of Directors at the August 21st Board meeting. The Board plans to take action on that recommendation at its September meeting, which will likely be held on September 18th.

The Minn-Stf Board of Directors hopes all Minn-Stf members will respond to the enclosed survey about Minicon. Survey forms and/or results will be shared among the Board and with club members who express interest. Should the Board decide to publish a Rune article or some other summary of the results that goes beyond the immediate community, individual respondents will be contacted for permission before specific quotes are used. Additional survey forms are available on the web at http://www.mnstf.org/survey and from Geri Sullivan.

Publishing News

Tales of the Unanticipated #18 (“Myths, folk tales, and legends” issue) is now out. Contents include an interview with Ursula K. LeGuin and fiction by Neil Gaiman and S. Dedman, as well as contributions by the following present or past Minnesotans: John Calvin Rezmerski, Suzanne Clarke, A. Lexa Elg, Terry A. Garey, Beth Hansen, Eric M. Heideman, Andrew Loges, L.I. Prper, Cindy Rako, and Laurel Winter. By mail order, $5 single copy or $15 for a 4-issue subscription (check to Minn-StF) to: Tales of the Unanticipated, P.O. Box 8036, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Will Shetterly sold a sequel to Dogland to Tor.

Kara Dalkey delivered the 3rd “Blood of the Goddess” book to Tor.

Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror: 10th Annual (ed. Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling) reprints “Cruel Sister”, Patricia C. Wrede. They also list as honorable mentions: “The Dog’s Story”, Eleanor Arnason (Asimov’s May ’96); “This Fair Gift”, Pamela Dean (Sisters in Fantasy II); “Chain Home, Low”, John M. ford (Sandman Book of Dreams); “Splottes”, Will Shetterly (Sandman Book of Dreams); “Utensil Strength”, Patricia C. Wrede (Book of Enchantments); plus four stories from Women Who Run With the Werewolves, an anthology edited by local Pam Keesey. “The Door”, Oliver Saari, was reprinted in Ackermanthology! Ed Forrest J. Ackerman. “The Temple of Nephren-Ka”, Philip J. Rahman and Glenn A. Rahman, was reprinted in The Nyarlathotep Cycle, ed. Robert M. Price.

Aug: Exorcisms and Ecstasies, Karl Edward Wagner (Fedogan&Bremer hc coll).

Laurel Winter has a poem "How to Make Love to a Shark" in the August 97 issue of Asimov's

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August: 2: Charles Anderson; M. Renata Fossett; 3: Curtis Hoffmann; Reed Waller; 4: Marianne Hageman; 5: Beth Colsher; Gerry Wassenaar; 6:Curtis Gibson; Ericka Johnson; 7: Terry A. Garey; 8: Ginger Emgott; 9:Bob Berlien; Karen Schaffer; 10: Deb Schouten; 11: Nate Bucklin; 13:Lori Schaefer; 15: Carol Eschweiler; 16: Nancy Klock; Joyce Maetta Odum; Anthony Von Krag; 17: Mitch Pockrandt; 18: Judy Cilcain; 19:Sally Morem; 22: Sara Logan, Elise Matthesen; Will Shetterly; 24:Jerry Stearns; 31: Jacque Marshall


26-28 Sep Arcana 1997. GoH: Neil Gaiman. $20 to 1 Sept. to: PO Box 8036, Lake Street Station, Minneapolis MN 55408. FFI: Kathy at (612) 484-2575.

26-28 Sep Con*Cept ’97. GoHs include Lois McMaster Bujold. FFI: Box 405 - Station H, Montreal PQ H3G 2L1 CANADA.

3-5 Oct Archon 21 GoH include Lois McMaster Bujold. St. Louis MO. FFI (314) 326-3026.

10-12 Oct ICON 22. GoHs: John M. Ford, Kaja Foglio, William “Bear” Reed, TM: Rusty Hevelin. Best Western Westfield Inn (319- 354-7770) in Coralville IA. FFI: PO Box 525, Iowa City IA 52244; Gregg at (319) 338-7375; Lynda at (319) 341-8185; http://www.sflis.org/icon.

30 Oct – 2 Nov World Fantasy Convention ’97. Membership £100 in advance. Limited to 750 memberships. Box 31, Whitby North Yorkshire, YO24YL UK. http://www.farrsite.com/wfc/wfc4.htm.

7-9 Nov WINDYCON XXIV. Hyatt Regency Woodfield, Schaumburg, IL. Info: Windycon XXIV, PO Box 184, Palatine, IL 60078-0184; ramchip@xnet.com , http://www.xnet.com/~ramchip/windy.html.

28-30 Nov Visions '97 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Rosemont (Chicago), Illinois. GoH: large media lineup. Error! Bookmark not defined..

28-30 Nov LosCon 24. GoHs include Fan Guest Geri Sullivan. Los Angeles. $30 to LosCon 24 / c/o Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society / 11513 Burbank Blvd / North Hollywood CA 91601. http://www.lasfs.org/loscon24, email loscon24@lasfs.org .

18-21 Mar 1998 IAFA Conference on the Fantastic. Guest Writer Lois McMaster Bujold.

10-12 Apr 1998 Minicon 33. GoHs include Dave Langford, Gardner Dozois, Toastmaster John M. Ford. $30 until 1-Sep-97. PO Box 8297, Lake Street Station, Mpls MN 55408. Voicemail +1-612- 333-7533, http://www.mnstf.org/minicon33, email request@minicon33.mnstf.org .

8-13 July MYTHCON XXIX. Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL. Theme: C.S. Lewis: A Centenary Celebration. Memb: $65 until 8/1/97, $75 after; children 7-13: $30. Info: Mythcon XXIX, PO Box 6707, Altadena, CA 91003; dglyer@apu.edu , http://home.earthlink.net/~emfarrell/mythsoc/conferences.html.

5-9 Aug 1998: BucConeer, the 56th World Science Fiction Convention, Baltimore, Maryland, http://www.bucconeer.worldcon.org , mailto: baltimore98@access.digex.net , P. O. Box 314, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701 USA. $110 until 30 Sep 1997

Ongoing Information

Board of Directors: Margo Bratton, Dean Gahlon, Polly Peterson, Martin Schafer, and Geri Sullivan. Email board@mnstf.org . Subject to verification at the previous meeting, the board meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at Courts of Chaos.

Minn-STF Hotline: Provides latest information and accepts messages: (612) 824-5559; web: http://www.mnstf.org/mnstf. Minicon Voice Mail at (612) 333-7533; web site at: http://www.mnstf.org/minicon32

Gamesday Players: Board & card gaming almost every Friday evening. FFI: Richard Tatge at 827-3228.

Shockwave (and) Sound Affects. Local SF radio shows. Saturdays at 6-6:30/6:30-7 on KFAI-FM (90.3).

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Einblatt is edited by David Dyer-Bennet, with the assistance of Denny Lien (publishing news and conventions) and Pamela Dean Dyer-Bennet (astronomical information).

Einblatt is a monthly publication of the Minnesota Science Fiction Society, devoted to news of the local SF community. E-mail same to einblatt@mnstf.org , or send to ddb, 3721 Blaisdell Ave. S., Mpls MN 55409; or call me at (612) 827-6521 /// Next deadline is 10 pm sharp on 25 August.

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Last modified: Fri Dec 12 19:56:27 1997